Omega-6 Does Not Cause Inflammation
Oils high in linoleic omega-6 fatty acids are widely blamed for causing inflammation but that's not actually true.
Grass is high in the omega-3 fatty acid alpha...Read more
NASC: Taking the High Road
Setting consistent standards and giving companion animal supplement manufacturers a voice.
The NASC, National Animal Supplement Council, is an independent organization...Read more
Make Quick Work of Shedding
We've all been there, slaving away with a curry or shedding blade on one spot for 30 minutes and there is just no end to the hair. Truth is that elbow grease will alwa...Read more
Natural Isn't Necessarily Better
There is a great deal to be learned by studying how horses eat and behave in their feral state, how they wear their hooves, etc.. However, that doesn't mean it sh...Read more
Minor Injuries Don't Need a Vet
The rule of thumb is that unless a wound is gaping open or down to the level of muscle, bone or joint you can treat it at home.
First Aid Care and Supplies
There's nothing more aggravating than an itchy spot you can't reach. For a horse, the midline of the belly certainly qualifies. This is what happens when the horse is suffering from summer midline der...Read more
Dry Hooves are not Inevitable
Throughout history, horses have been able to perform and thrive in very hot, even desert, environments. Breeds such as the Arabian, Akhal-Teke and predecessors like Tu...Read more
TOPICALS FOR TEMPORARY EXERCISE-RELATED MUSCLE SORENESS
When anything is bothering their horse, the tendency of many people is to look for a drug to take care of it but in the case of muscle sorene...Read more
Question: My vet recommended Cocosoya oil as a source of Lecithin for maintenance of my mare's stomach lining. Does Cocosoya contain Lecithin, and if so how much?
Dr. Kellon: Because CocoSoya is a...Read more
Question: Which product would be best to try for seasonal hives - BioQuench, Herbal mune, phytoquench? For a couple of years he has been on mineral balanced diet as well as chondroitin/spirulina but...Read more
Spring Sneezies, Coughs and Itchies
Any horse will itch from a mosquito bite and sneeze, snort or cough from an inhaled irritant, but some individuals suffer from exaggerated reactions.
Both n...Read more
SPRING SKIN HEALTH
There are many wonderful things about Spring - but trying to keep your horse clean and his skin healthy isn't one of them. The list of seasonal challenges includes: